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. the affordable care act takes the most harmful a wasteful aspects of the system heretofore. millions of americans are already feeling those benefits, including people who already have health care coverage before. let me give you a few statistics. thanks to the affordable care act, 105 million americans, including more than 47 million women, are paying less for preventive care. we are investing and keeping people healthy rather than treating them when they are sick. 105 and america's are no longer subject to lifetime limits on their coverage. up to 129 million americans, including 17 million kids, 17 million kids, who have a preexisting condition for which heretofore they could've been denied coverage or charged more are now protected because charging more or denying coverage will be prohibited as of january 1. and 7.39 seniors and people with disability reached the donut hole of medicare -- drug coverage have saved $8.910 on their prescription drugs. this year alone the law itself a .5 million americans get money back in the pockets by making sure their premium dollars go to health care, not over
a big topic in the news. what pastor of the affordable care act affects medicaid recipients. >> this is supposed to be a fairly simple question the a fairly simple question to answer. $15,000 and change that we're supposed to secure coverage for anyone. they did not have to be disabled. it is a patchwork of requirements in all of the states and d.c. the supreme court upheld the rest of the law last year saying states could opt out of the extension. about half the states are doing it. host: why only half the states? guest: it is almost entirely a partisan issue. there are a couple of republican governors they got behind this and a few democrats that were not able to get their legislators on board with it. there are a lot of reasons cited by opponents of the expansion. mainly it comes down to money. the government is paying the entire cost of the expansion. states will pick up 10% in future years. for some states, that 10% is more than they wanted to spend. host: we are talking to jeffrey young, health-care reporter for "the huffington post." the number for republicans, 202- 5
in the affordable care act and then others more recently. the first stems from reductions in the fee-for-service spending per se. the second body altercation then tv good benchmark for the fee-for-service and accounting. third, the implications of the health insurance pack that will come online in 2014 which will affect many m.a. plans and further act as a pressure on the ability to provide benefits and forth in the recent requirement cms provider changes in the coding intensity for medicare advantage. the result of the changes are inevitable. first will be fewer plans. estimates range from 60 to 140 in 2014. there are reports of 10,000 cancellation notices and 50,000 in the state of new jersey and these all represent further violations of the pledge if you like your health insurance you can keep it under the affordable care act. there will be fewer enrollees and there will be up to 5 million fewer by 2019 when the cuts are fully implemented. and these reductions are disproportionately borne by low-income americans. estimates are 75% of the impact hit to those making less than $34,20
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